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One fatality as historic plane crashes

One person was killed when an historic Northrop N9MB flying wing crashed on the grounds of a state prison in Norco, Calif., April 22. No one on the ground was reported injured. The aircraft was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, about 10 miles from the prison.

Space

Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in July of 2020.

Defense

New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.

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High Desert Hangar Stories

When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally involved when that history deals with the passing of a soldier. The life that is cut short is also a tale of family and friends, and how they came to cope with such a tragic loss in a world at war.

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World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.


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Defense

Vandenberg squadron innovates to complete mission

Posted  April 12, 2019

The 1st Air and Space Test Squadron successfully demonstrated the capability to offload solid rocket motors using mobile rental cranes March 28, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In! slated for April 12, 13

Posted  April 12, 2019

The Seventh Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In! is slated for April 12 and 13. Friday’s events, running 5-10 p.m., include a build-and-fly compeititon, and indoor RC flying. Registration is $20, and a balsa glider kit (and pizza) is provided. Saturday at 10 a.m. features a Flour Bomb Competition. Registration is $10 and includes the flour. Later…

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Defense

Air Force Research Laboratory seeks basic research funding proposals through new announcement

Posted  April 12, 2019

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Force Office of Scientific Research released a new open call April 10 seeking funding proposals from higher education and industry in nearly 40 scientific areas with relevance to the future U.S. Air Force mission. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, AFOSR seeks to create revolutionary scientific breakthroughs that enable…

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US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

Posted  April 12, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan-U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on April 9 the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported among the fatalities. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission issued a statement “to…

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Defense

Proposed budget balances current, future readiness

Posted  April 12, 2019

Budget plans strive to balance current and future readiness by maxing out combat training center rotations and funding new technology, senior leaders told lawmakers Tuesday.

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